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burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up. from bal harbour, homes are filled with the smell of diesel fuel to the smoke in breezy point. new yorkers are trying to come to grips with the long road ahead. >> just where the kids grew up. it is the only, only house they have ever known. >> reporter: tom duffy one of the new yorkers, sifting through the rubble with his hands. carefully turning over charred pieces of what was part of his life. the family home here in breezy point, one of more than 100, leveled, by the fire. >> i can't believe, just, two month as go we were down here. it's crazy. >> what do you do when this is what you are coming home to, where do you start? when you are trying to rebuild. you start small. grab what you can. what the fire didn't take. and then come together. something that the governor expressed as h
images from storm coverage came from queens where row upon rope of houses burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up. from bal harbour, homes are filled with the smell of diesel fuel to the smoke in breezy point. new yorkers are trying to come to grips with the long road ahead. >> just where the kids grew up. it is the only, only house they have ever known. >> reporter: tom duffy one of the new yorkers, sifting through the rubble with his hands. carefully turning over charred pieces of what was part of his life. the family home here in breezy point, one of more than 100, leveled, by the fire. >> i can't believe, just, two month as go we were down here. it's crazy. >> what do you do when this is what you are coming home to, where do you start? when you are trying to rebuild. you start small. grab what you can. what the fire didn'
on that show. >> bruno, we understand some somber moments as well. they did pay tribute to the hurricane sandy victims as well, right? >> yes. the hosts brad paisley and carrie underwood, who have been hosting it for five years in a row now, before they started the monologue, they urged people to make a donation to the red cross society. and brad, before he performed his own song "southern comfort zone" lifted some words from "empire new york state of mind," and new york and new jersey and urged people to pray for them. >> that's sort of unusual to have the same host for five years in a row. how did they do this year? how are they doing. >> they were great. i don't though why brad paisley wasn't chosen to host "idol" instead of keith urban. he is a tremendous comedian. he's fast on his feet and carrie underwood is great if she ever wants to host her own show. >> interesting. >> big endorsement from bruno this morning. of course, you can't talk about awards without mentioning taylor swift. how did the belle of the ball do last night? >> the belle of the ball was shut out of every single nominat
feet after hurricane sandy. >>> but from the streets to the subways, it is far from business as usual. it's thursday, november 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. a familiar face back in the house. >> yes. i'm so, so happy to be here. i have been trapped in westchester county in my home. >> no power. we have power here. no power at home. >> nice and warm here. [ laughter ] >> i get it. >> so we are healthy and safe. >> and that's what counts. >> that's what counts. >> absolutely. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get the latest on the wreckage, the rescues and the recovery in the wake of sandy in just a moment. >>> also this half hour, just five days until the election. we haven't been talking about that. >> what election? what? what? >> -- because of the storm. as the campaign trail and the hurricane's trail of destruction crisscross. >> it was an amazing day yesterday between the president and governor christie in new jersey. >> oh, yes. >> no one quite gets or understands how this w
says it's like a stopped up drain. >>> aside from all those problems triggered by sandy, people in new york's blackout zone are now worrying about their safety. some of the buildings in lower manhattan have beefed up security since plunging into darkness. reside residents -- after residents were terrified that would-be robbers got into homes by posing as utility workers promising to restore power. extra doormen have now been called into double-check i.d.s. can you imagine? >> i know. there's been isolated reports of the looting and scams like that that always happens after air tragedy. people always take advantage of the vulnerable chaotic situation. >> it's just terrible. >> got to believe in karma with folks like that. >> officials have always said security will increase as the lights come back on. >> that is somewhat easier said than done. as abc's ron claiborne reports the effort to get the power glowing again is now a national one. >> reporter: it's a massive effort for a massive problem. 64,000 utility workers in a dozen states working around the clock to turn the power on. in re
point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potentiacoastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical nor'easter. two potential paths, one could take it out to sea. rob and sunny, back to you. >> say it ain't so. >>> new york officials are facing criticism for going forward with the new york marathon this sunday despite the devastation left behind by sandy. the actual course through the city's five boroughs suffered little damage. runners will arrive by bus or ferry to the starting line in staten island and traces of the storm have already been cleared from the finish line in central park. mayor miael bloomberg defended the decision to hold the race. >> by sunday we'll have electricity back downtown. that
that could make things interesting -- the impact of the hurricane sandy. mentioned that. provisional ballots may make it impossible to know a winner tuesday late night. >> in ohio. >> several states. >> ballot printing errors, machine errors, in some states as well. then citizen poll watchers, vowing to be on both side. may add to confusion. so, there are a lot of variables out there on tuesday that could make things, turn election night into weeks of uncertainty. it appears over, but maybe not. stay tuned. >>> maybe by thanksgiving we could be thankful it is over. make sure you stay with abc news for complete coverage of the presidential elects. >> diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos in our times square election headquarters and our team will be out in force for what we said could be a very long night, fasten your seatbelts, america. >>> now we turn to the latest on sandy's aftermath. the storm is now being blamed for more than 100 deaths. most of those in new york state. more than a million homes and businesses still have no power, now it has been nearly a week in the dark. and the situ
, but first a look at some of the other stories we're following for you on this monday morning. >>> sandy's aftermath. as the temperatures plunge. there is new worry for the million people still without power. this morning, another powerful storm may be on the way. heartbreaking images. people just trying to stay warm, even turning the gas, ignition, gas on their stove on to stay warm. people who have basically nothing, and now they might get hit with another cold front. >> the mayor estimates here in new york, 20,000 new yorkers could be homeless as a result of this. the temperatures dip. you know, if you have a medical condition, you're vulnerable. if you're elderly, you're vulnerable. a dangerous situation. now a nor'easter sounds like definitely headed toward the area sometime on wednesday. if you're already in a vulnerable area, more rain and wind, not what you need or want to hear about. more details on that. >>> this morning, a story of a survival in the face of sandy. a hiker on a journey of a lifetime becomes stranded in the height of the storm. the dramatic rescue in the nick of
>>> this morning on "world news now" -- the misery is mounting. a week after hurricane sandy struck. people wonder how much more they can take of being cold, hungry, and homeless. >> and those long lines for gas go on and on and on. it is monday, november 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. in a moment, an ominous new forecast for some of the most desperate people in the hurricane zone. very cold weather and a nor'easter, are now on the way. that is not what folks want to hear if you are in a vulnerable beach or waterfront community now and the waves kick up again come wednesday. going to be kind of tough. a tough weather week for those folks. >>> also ahead it is election eve right now. have a look at how the candidates are making the most of their final hours on the campaign trail. the country is ready to vote. and those two guys have to be exhausted and ready for this thing to end either way. >>> uh-huh. then it is train versus truck. it is all caught onmazing end t the man in the right
spent for what? >> divided government at work, right? >> the aftermath of sandy, drivers in new york and long island facing drastic new measures in the face of continuing gas lines. >> starting this morning, gas will be rationed until limited sa p supply can catch up with the demand. the gas shortage is just part of the hard ship millions are dealing with. here's abc's matt kozar. >> reporter: in noshg and new jersey, 60 customers got their power back after super storm sandy lost it all over again. >> this set us back probably a day. i thought we would probably have everybody online by late thursday, early friday. this probably pushes us back to late saturday maybe early sunday. >> reporter: the nor'easter grounded at least 1,700 flights and stranded thousand of people on the long island railroad. the biggest commuter rail in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the
their power back after super storm sandy lost it all over again. >> this set us back probably a day. i thought we would probably have everybody online by late thursday, early friday. this probably pushes us back to late saturday maybe early sunday. >> reporter: the nor'easter grounded at least 1,700 flights and stranded thousand of people on the long island railroad. the biggest commuter rail in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> it is another flood. another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know, if they're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based
in new york and new jersey are scrambling to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. free shuttle buses will carry new yorkers from damaged polling places to alternate sites. governor cuomo signed anned or ear lug people affected by sandy to vote at any polling location in the state. >>> in new jersey, storm victims, meanwhile, will be allowed to vote electronically. applications for mail-in ballot submitted by e-mail or fax. once approved voters have until 8:00 p.m. to return the ballot electronically. residents of hard hit ocean county voting in droves since last friday. voting sites without power are getting generators and a mobile bus will be stopping by emergency shelters as well. >> just one of the many hurdles that a lot of folks in the northeast are facing right now. >> a lot of weird factors. and sandy ruined a lot of people's plans. can't blame folks from being distracted when your haas is gone, no heat, no power. it will be interesting. and keep your
to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. free shuttle buses will carry new yorkers from damaged polling places to alternate sites. governor cuomo signed anned or ear lug people affected by sandy to vote at any polling location in the state. >>> in new jersey, storm victims, meanwhile, will be allowed to vote electronically. applications for mail-in ballot submitted by e-mail or fax. once approved voters have until 8:00 p.m. to return the ballot electronically. residents of hard hit ocean county voting in droves since last friday. voting sites without power are getting generators and a mobile bus will be stopping by emergency shelters as well. >> just one of the many hurdles that a lot of folks in the northeast are facing right now. >> a lot of weird factors. and sandy ruined a lot of people's plans. can't blame folks from being distracted when your haas is gone, no heat, no power. it will be interesting. and keep your eye on problems, unrelated to the storm. keep
by superstorm sandy. the vice president toured hard-hit seaside heights and later surveyed damage in hoboken, new jersey. he met with about 50 first responders and receiving a briefing pledging federal support. biden said rebuilding is a, quote, national respondent. >>> we have new developments this morning in the cia sex scandal. a person close to david petraeus' biographer paula broad well says she is devastated by the fallout of her affair with the former cia chief. broadwell is back in the south with her husband and her sons after a week in washington. this is them arriving at their home. friends say broadwell is trying to repair damage done to her family by the affair. her husband, you can see her prodding him to go in the house. he said that he will have a statement sometime soon. but she's still being investigated by the fbi over the classified documents, which they don't believe to be anything incriminating. she didn't get them from david petraeus. the fbi found no further reason to investigate petraeus. >> you have to wonder on a human level, how do the two marriages survive. petrae
this half hour, the power problems in the storm zone nearly two weeks after sandy and they don't seem to be getting much better. needless to say residents and business owners are just, just a little bit irritated to put it quite mildly. >> it's not inconvenient anymore. it's more than that. >> it is much more than that. >>> then if a fire truck could talk, the tales it could tell, listen to this, particularly one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that bond -- that fire truck certainly represents that. >>> also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word "cancer" is involved, we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the imp
homes. >>> still recovering from super storm sandy, residents in new jersey and new york are now being hit by a nor'easter. the heavy, wet snow took down power lines and made the evening commute a pretty dangerous one. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled at area's airports and the nation's largest commuter railroad came to a halt. central park picked up 4 inches of snow, which is a record for this date. >> biggest one, ocean county, new jersey, got a foot of snow. pretty big storm. >> you love snow too. >> no, wake me when it is april. the storm is moving into new england making for what is likely to be a messy morning commute. >> with more on the track of snow and rain we are jind by accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob, paula. the effects of the nor'easter. it is rolling out and weakening. this morning we will see conditions improve, new york city down through pennsylvania. storms over in the mid-atlantic. sunshine for the day in fact. dealing with snowfall. massachusetts on northward. inland, in maine, then rain stays steady and hea
, >>> this morning on "world news now" -- more misery for areas hard hit by and still reeling after sandy. >> a snowy nor'easter is dumping up to 10 inches of snow in the new york area making for some real problems this morning. it's thursday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> welcome everyone. adding insult to injury, snow on top of all of the destruction from sandy. just what this area of the country did not need. good morning, everybody, i'm paula faris. >> good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. our nor'easter coverage is up first. >>> also this half-hour, freed after nearly four decade in prison for murders he says he did not commit. the story of a newly freed man also coming up in this half-hour. >>> then, the question -- is the shine off of apple. practically everyone has an i-something. but the company stock is sliding and plenty of people want to know what is wrong with the once mighty tech giant. did you ever think you would hear stock sliding, apple in trouble? >> i think financially they're okay. >> think they are. >> a bunch of guys who knew what t
that no one in the region worst affected by sandy wants to here. a classic nor'easter driving north with the storm zone its sight. >> so far no evacuations have been ordered burke that could change. for the forecast, we're joined by meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >>> good morning. tracking the threat for a nor'easter here. it could arrive on the eastern seaboard wednesday. monday evening, thunderstorms in the gulf coast. hail, thunderstorms rolled across louisiana into texas. eastward. early morning hours. here today the story of low pressure will get its act together as it tracks through northern florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear. >>> adding insult to injury, more steps forward in the recovery from sandy. world trade center memorial site reopened. damage from the storm taken care of. >> the federal government is making million
hurricane sandy. >> many had to cast their ballots in tents and other makeshift polling sites, taking shuttle buses and enduring some very long lines. displaced new jersey residents were allowed to vote by e-mail or fashion, but the electronic option simply overwhelmed the county clerks there. >> a lot of them said voting's the only thing they have left. and now those people struggling to recover from hurricane sandy are about to face a new threat, a nor'easter packing heavy winds, rain, even snow. >> here we go again. accuweather's meteorologist jim dickey is tracking the storm right now and has the latest. jim? >> good morning rob and paula. here's our budding storm system this morning. brought some rainfall to coastal north carolina. through tuesday evening, it will strengthen and move its way northward. as we head forward through the day, what can we expect? well, the system is moving faster than first anticipated. through the morning hours, we're really going to see some rain and strong, gusty winds. winds out of the northwest and northeast, hence the term "nor'easter" here. ther
for violating the clean water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the new york city area happened on staten island. they were really devastated. deadline issued to striking hostess workers has come and gone. and so far nobody is budging. >> that's it. hostess told employees if they did not get back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night the company would move to shut its doors for good. the picket lines are still up. hostess says it will announce its next move later this morning. so, meantime, we are just left to savor, all of the goodness from hostess. what are these? obviously. tw
water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the new york city area happened on staten island. they were really devastated. deadline issued to striking hostess workers has come and gone. and so far nobody is budging. >> that's it. hostess told employees if they did not get back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night the company would move to shut its doors for good. the picket lines are still up. hostess says it will announce its next move later this morning. so, meantime, we are just left to savor, all of the goodness from hostess. what are these? obviously. twinkie here. the hoho
sandy. >> thousand could not vote at usual poll locations, they took buses or shared ride. many said it felt like a return to normalcy, a change from the on going crisis. only thing i have. lost my home, everything, only had my freedom to vote. >> had to be a welcome distraction. folks in the dark. a week later. colorado and washington have become the first states in the country to legalize, recreational marijuana use. >> what did you say? >> recreational marijuana use. >> it will allow adults to possess small amounts of pot. >> a federal law in place. now the issue will likely end up in front of the supreme court. a similar initiative was rejected by voters in oregon. >> much more on that you can believe. for the first time, same-sex marriage approved by popular vote with ballot initiatives passing in maryland and maine. still too early to tell if washington, itself, will follow suit. but voters in minnesota said no to placing a ban on gay marriage in the state's constitution. >> californians voted for repeal to the death penalty. the sentences of 700 death row prisoners will now be
. a good sign in parts of new york and new jersey. of course, battlered by hurricane sandy. >> thousand could not vote at usual poll locations, they took buses or shared ride. many said it felt like a return to normalcy, a change from the on going crisis. only thing i have. lost my home, everything, only had my freedom to vote. >> had to be a welcome distraction. folks in the dark. a week later. colorado and washington have become the first statesen the country to legalize, recreational marijuana use. >> what did you say? >> recreational marijuana use. >> it will allow adults to possess small amounts of pot. >> a federal law in place. now the issue will likely end up in front of the supreme court. a similar initiative was voted by voters in oregon. >> much more on that you can believe. for the first time, same-sex marriage approved by popular vote with ballot initiatives passing in maryland and maine. still too early to tell if washington, itself, will follow suit. but voters in minnesota said no to placing a ban on gay marriage in the state's constitution. >> californians voted for rep
. or your money back. >>> well areas hard hit by hurricane sandy just last week are bracing for a second punch from mother nature later today. >> a nor'easter packing heavy wind, rain and snow has much of new york and new jersey on high alert. some residents in parts of staten island, new york, are being told they should evacuate, hundred of nursing home residents along the coast in queens have been relocated. >> not what they want or needed. let's check in with accuweather's jim dickey and he has got the latest on the storm's track. >> good morning, rob, paula. here is our budding storm system here this morning. brought rainfall to coastal north carolina through tuesday evening. strengthen, move its way forward. what can we expect? the system moving faster than it first anticipated. through the morning hours, start to see rain, gusty wind. rain out of the north-northeast. the term, nor'easter here. coastal flooding, additional beach erosion, and unfortunately impacted by sandy. should be noted this is not sandy. not going to bring the same impact. impactful all the same. heavy ran up th
, in the wake of superstorm sandy, hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed. we will check in on what effect that is having on the used car market. >> very interesting story. could impact consumers nationwide. so that is not a northeast story by any stretch. >>> plus, uh-oh, could there be trouble in paradise? we're hearing word the marriage of kris and bruce jenner might be on the rocks. now, if that is not a story for a friday "skinny," you tell me what is. >> we would be shocked if that hatched, happened, right? >> they're classy. i'm sure they'll save the break-up for the next season. >> reality tv. >>> first, it is another day of violence. nearly 100 israeli missiles exploded in gaza city as the death toll climbed to 19. >> on top of that, israel is now threatening to bring in tanks and troops as well to fight on the ground. abc's alex marquardt reports. from gaza city. >> reporter: all day long rockets filled the bright blue sky. gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared as residents hit the ground. three israeli
power company worker paying dearly for a trip to new york to help the lights get back on after sandy. the lakeland electric lineman, john applewhite attacked as he walked into a new york restaurant last week. speculates the guy who hit him was mad about still having no power. applewhite said he is not going to let the incident get him down. adding he still enjoys helping people the i know it is tough up here. got to keep our tempers in check. the guy trying to help people out end up in the hospital. >> the cars may be the thing of the future. one car apparently could not wait for the new technology to evolve. >> take a look at this bizarre scene in wildwood new jersey. the car keeps going in circles. backward with no one at all behind the wheel. after standing by helplessly, a hero emerges believed to be the fire chief jumping in from the passenger's side window. >> looks like the "dukes of hazard" car. started when drivers and passengers decided to switch side. as both men got out, the car slipped into reverse. >> well done. coming up next, the champagne blues. >> france's bubbly is
for a trip to new york to help the lights get back on after sandy. the lakeland electric lineman, john applewhite attacked as he walked into a new york restaurant last week. speculates the guy who hit him was mad about still having no power. applewhite said he is not going to let the incident get him down. adding he still enjoys helping people the i know it is tough up here. got to keep our tempers in check. the guy trying to help people out end up in the hospital. >> the cars may be the thing of the future. one car apparently could not wait for the new technology to evolve. >> take a look at this bizarre scene in wildwood new jersey. the car keeps going in circles. backward with no one at all behind the wheel. after standing by helplessly, a hero emerges believed to be the fire chief jumping in from the passenger's side window. >> looks like the "dukes of hazard" car. started when drivers and passengers decided to switch side. as both men got out, the car slipped into reverse. >> well done. coming up next, the champagne blues. >> france's bubbly is going flat. we will tell you why and
" -- more misery for areas hard hit by and still reeling after sandy. >> a snowy nor'easter is dumping up to 10 inches of snow in the new york area making for some real problems this morning. it's thursday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> welcome everyone. adding insult to injury, snow on top of all of the destruction from sandy. just what this area of the country did not need. good morning, everybody, i'm paula faris. >> good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. our nor'easter coverage is up first. >>> also this half hour, freed after nearly four decades in prison for murders he says he did not commit. the story of a newly freed man also coming up in this half hour. >>> then, the question -- is the shine off of apple. practically everyone has an i-something. but the company stock is sliding and plenty of people want to know what is wrong with the once mighty tech giant. did you ever think you would hear stock sliding, apple in trouble? >> i think financially they're still okay. >> i think they are. >>> and a bunch of guys who knew what they wanted
stephanopoulos. >>> there is a warning abut new fallout from hurricane sandy. higher taxes for new jersey residents who already pay the highest property taxes in the entire country. governor chris christie, crusader for lower taxes, now says the rebuilding has to be paid for and as he puts it, quote, there is no magic money tree. sandy of course, demolished new jersey beach towns, wrecked mass transit and left 2.7 million homes in the dark. >> he says the people who live in the towns that have been destroyed by hurricane sandy that will likely pay higher taxes. doesn't necessarily appear to be statewide. did sign into law, 2010, where he would not allow property taxes to be raised more than 2%. >> imagine that will not sit well. it is an expensive recovery. we will see. >>> the prostitution scandal threatening to tear about the seaside community will now be split in two. >> a judge ordered separate trials for the zumba instructor alexis wright and her business partner. accused of using her dance studio as a brothel, building a client list of more than 150 men including prominent community
month after hurricane sandy, there's an astounding new price tag on the storm. new york governor andrew cuomo estimates repairs for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. another $9 billion may be needed to prevent damage from future storms. cuomo says sandy affected many more people and places than did hurricane katrina. >>> next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie, just announce thad he's running for re-election. christie's won praise and new found popularity with his handling of hurricane sandy. he says he is going to seek another term next year. so he can continue leading the state through the long recovery. and he, won back in 2009 by 86,000 votes. so far no democratic challenger has put their name in the hat, but we're hearing rumbles of potentially newark mayor cory booker. >>> another popular politician who has kind of gained some voice on the national stage. should be interesting. i wonder how two things will impact him in terms of his standing within the gop. number one, of course, the famous scene of christie and the pr
without power. two weeks now after super storm sandy tore through the region. most of those still in the dark are customers of the long island power authority. which faced some very angry protests over the weekend. not only for failing to restore the power but also for lack of information and communication during the crisis. >>> another earthquake rattled guatemala days after a stronger quake killed more than 50 people and left thousand homeless. sunday's 6.5 magnitude quake was the strongest aftershock to hit since wednesday. forcing panicked residents out into the streets. but this time, there were no reports of deaths or major damage. thank goodness. >> yes. with that a look at your holiday monday forecast. mountain snow in the cascades. northern rockies. some rain from seattle to portland. boise. frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona, and new mexico. shu showers and thunderstorms, cleveland to detroit. nashville, new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation's midsection. and the northwest. >>>
. >>> welcome back, everybody. two weeks after hurricane sandy slammed into the northeast. life is still very difficult for the people who live in one section of brooklyn, redhook. >> their high-rise public housing buildings are still without power or heat, and abc's steve osunsami went to find out why. >> reporter: we went climbing the long and dark stairs in redhook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority where thousands of family are living without heat and electricity. some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found nia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it -- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power, and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behi
of hurricane sandy and hear how despite the devastation they suffered in recent weeks, many consider themselves still to be very, very lucky. always remember those who are not as fortunate, to enjoy that and keep the folks all close to heart today. >> that's what this holiday is supposed to be, right? >> absolutely. >>> but first right now, the truce between israel and hamas appears to be hold are for now. there have been no significant attacks in the hours since the first agreement was announced. >> but the basic holt tilt between the two enemies remains there. abc's mark greenblatt joins us. >> reporter: good morning. just hours after the cease-fire went in effect, the israeli defense forces have announced they've tracked five more rockets going from israel into gaza, a sign of just how fragile the situation over there remains. in gaza, celebratory gunfire and cars honking their horns as a cease-fire takes in effect between israel and hamas. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold the rocket attacks. >> reporter: just hours before, a bomb tore th
was asleep. and at the parade, some families who were hard hit by hurricane sandy, enjoying the event, front and center, courtesy of macy's and the city itself. >> it was just one of the ways the area came together to give survivors a special thanksgiving. abc's ron claiborne has more. >> reporter: on a street corner on slater boulevard on staten island, volunteers laid out a thanksgiving spread. nothing elaborate. turkey burgers, hot dogs, pumpkin pie, cookies. for the people of slater boulevard it was a feast. >> you want to eat some burgers? >> reporter: most people on this storm-battered street still have no power in their homes. no heat, no gas. so a group of volunteers from a church in new jersey brought the holiday to them. >> this is a privilege. it's like putting the giving back in thanksgiving. >> reporter: slater boulevard was slammed by what people here described as a tsunami, a 15-foot high wall of water that left the first floors of every home uninhabitable. the gotti family lived in this house for 32 years, combing through debris looking for cherished artifacts of their lives.
hurricane sandy. higher taxes for new jersey residents who already pay the highest property taxes in the entire country. governor chris christie, crusader for lower taxes, now says the rebuilding has to be paid for and as he puts it, quote, there is no magic money tree. sandy of course, demolished new jersey beach towns, wrecked mass transit and left 2.7 million homes in the dark. >> he says the people who live in the towns that have been destroyed by hurricane sandy that will likely pay higher taxes. doesn't necessarily appear to be statewide. did sign into law, 2010, where he would not allow property taxes to be raised more than 2%. >> imagine that will not sit well. it is an expensive recovery. we will see. >>> the prostitution scandal threatening to tear about the seaside community will now be split in two. >> a judge ordered separate trials for the zumba instructor alexis wright and her business partner. accused of using her dance studio as a brothel, building a client list of more than 150 men including prominent community members. that story gets me all tounge-tied. >> i kn
super storm sandy, the people on battered staten island get a helping hand from some volunteer whose say the official response is, well, too little too late. >> i would have to agree with that. having just gotten power last night. >> almost two weeks to the day. >> yes. >> without power? >> absolutely. >> tempers are running high, with the power authority. residents are mad at the power company and so are the politicians. >>> later this half-hour, the last undefeated nfl team is handed a loss, the falcons can kiss perfection good-bye thanks to rob's new orleans saints. >> good day in the nfl. lots of good games yesterday. that of course, was my favorite, the black and gold! that's right, atlanta. enjoy that first l and remember where it came from. all i'm saying. well done. before all of that, david petraeus was supposed to be on capitol hill this week testifying about the attack in benghazi. that led to some theories about the timing of all of this. instead the former cia director is under scrutiny over his affair with paula broadwell. >> petraeus claims their relationship began after h
. new orleans firefighters head to new york to help with sandy recovery, repaying the kindness shown by new york's bravest following katrina. those tragedies kind of bonding those cities. nice to see that for sure. use all the help they can get. >> paying it forward coming full circle. >>> a half billion dollars worth of dreams, powerball players are lining up and dreaming of living large. what you told us that you would really do with $500 million. i have to say we appreciate the honesty. >> that's for sure. >>> also, the last dance. "dancing with the stars" crowns an all-star winner and all will be revealed coming up in "the skinny." don't want to miss that. >>> but we do begin with breaking news this morning about that horrific factory fire in bangladesh. >> this is hard to even get your mind around. police have arrested three managers and accused them of locking the doors so the workers could not get out. the 112 people died in the fire, records show workers made clothes for wal-mart, sears as well as our parent company disney. >> bangladesh police say the managers stopped worker
york and new jersey that still do not have power two weeks after sandy dealt a devastating blow to this area. people demonstrated over the weekend against the long island power authority which still has 100,000,000 customers in the dark. the protesters said along with a slow restoration, they're having trouble even getting basic information from lipa. >>> the airline industry is facing what could turn into the biggest pilot shortage since the vietnam war. starting next summer tougher federal rules will require new hires to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flying time. that's six times the current minimum. also fueling the shortage, thousands of pilots at major u.s. airlines are about to turn 65, which is their mandatory retirement age. >> the industry has a lot of issues. that could be a major one. >> that's terrible. but you do want your pilots to have a lot of experience. that makes sense. >> i agree with that. >>> all right. some medical news this morning in a new clue in the puzzle of autism. doctors in denmark found a pregnant mom who gets the flu is twice as likely to ha
% of the proceeds going to the red cross of course to help victims of hurricane sandy. >> sjp, sarah jessica parker, channelling inner minnie mouse. the search nor bigfoot some interesting characters running around in the wood. >> don't miss that hard-hitting piece. almost the holiday travel season as we all know. that means long lines, delays, and flight attendants under a lot more pressure than usual. the on board freak-out is next here on "world news now." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. ♪ ♪ >>> well, the holiday travel season is quickly approaching. and with it, of course, the stress that comes with flying, overstuffed carry-on bags, crowded flights, the crying babies. hmm. >> you don't like the crying babies, do you? >> the worst sound. >> most stressed people on board may be the flight crew the now they're getting some help. here is abc's senior national co
fallout from hurricane sandy. higher taxes for new jersey residents who already pay the highest property taxes in the entire country. governor chris christie, a crusader for lower taxes, now says the rebuilding has to be paid for and as he puts it, quote, there is no magic money tree. sandy, of course, demolished new jersey beach towns, wrecked mass transit, and left 2.7 million homes in the dark. >> he says the people who live in the towns that have been destroyed by hurricane sandy that will likely pay higher taxes. so it doesn't necessarily appear to be statewide, but he did sign into law, 2010, where he would not allow property taxes to be raised more than 2%. >> i imagine that will not sit well, but it is an expensive recovery. we'll see. >>> well, the prostitution scandal threatening to tear apart the seaside community in ken bunk, maine, will now be split in two. >> a judge ordered separate trials for the zumba instructor alexis wright and her business partner. accused of using her dance studio as a brothel, building a client list of more than 150 men including prominent community
are anywhere in the northeast hoping to rent a car for your holiday getaway, forget about it. superstorm sandy destroyed or damaged thousands of cars, including those owned by rental companies. most of those not damaged have been rented to storm victims who lost their own cars. we have about four seats vacant in our minivan. if you want to hop in the hoopty with us, all we ask for is fritos, funions, pay us in treats. licorice. >> you can make money, you know. charge people. >> i could also die. so i probably won't do that. >> how long is your road trip? how long on the road will you spend? >> allegedly, 3 1/2, 4 hours. >> what time are you and the fam heading out? >> factoring in potty breaks for the children and for my husband and food stops, it will probably take, i'm saying, seven to eight hours. >> seven to eight hours. you factored in everything. i hope you have a good one too. >> i'm going to eat a lot. >> 'tis the season. >> and do nothing. >> you're working out now. you'll work it all off. >> i did pack my running shoes. little optimistic. it never happens. i bring workout clothes. i
, the president takes a one-day break from his budget crisis to view firsthand all the mess that sandy left behind here along the east coast. new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg will accompany the president has he views the damage. >> the trip follows his first news conference of the president's second term. abc's jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director, the president said petraeus failed to meet his own standard but he also praised him. >> we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: he also addressed the central question -- did the scandal put national security at risk. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: on the high-stakes talks over the looming budget crisis, the president took a har
: the spokesperson sandy patt told me by phone the isolation booth is designed as therapy for children needing to calm down. of the 6,500 students in the longview district, eight or nine are allowed to go inside that's because the school has permission from their parents. >> it is concerning to us that there may not be a complete understanding of the situation. >> reporter: catt said some of the eight or nine kids voluntarily go inside the booth for a break from simulation and added when the door is locked a school staff member is outside monitoring what happens. >> that is fascinating but that state law on disciplining students really varies wildly and that the federal law restricts, if there is no federal laws, to restrict policies and practices like this. looked like a jail cell. >> that seems a little harsh for kids, you know, that age. sure teachers will find a way to rationalize it. that seems a little overly punitive and strange. but obviously think, if it gets strong enough parental reaction they will change some of those policies. >> you think. seems archaic. >> music to my ears. the
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